By Tim Connor
Every year many people bail out of jobs, careers, businesses, relationships, and even life. And the main reason is that these people lack commitment to a cause, lifestyle, purpose, or outcome. When it gets tough, uncomfortable, or they don't get the results they thought they would as quickly as they thought they should, their response is: "I'm outta here."
By commitment I am not suggesting you should endure an abusive relationship, continue to work for an organization that treats you unprofessionally or hold on to a business that has been dead and buried. I am suggesting, however, that you consider your attitude about this concept. Is bailing out a knee jerk reaction to difficult times, a failure, a stressful period in a relationship, continuous problems or a bad year?
Some folks want to blame someone or something for their problems, unhappiness, failure or adversity because they just can't look in the mirror. Difficult times can build strength, and character, and can give you a real "high" when you overcome them but you get nothing but regret when you quit.
Life is not always easy but living can be. The concept to remember is what is happening isn't really what's important. There will always be "negative stuff" in your business, career, relationships, and life in general. The secret is to understand that it isn't what is happening 'out there' in the world, but what is happening 'inside' in your inner world of thought, feelings and consciousness.
There is a tremendous benefit to sticking it out when life throws you curves. These times can be the most creative and motivating and provide you with a tremendous opportunity for amazing growth. Change in status in any business, career or relationship brings both the need and benefit of new thinking and acting. Avoiding these times by quitting robs you of this joy of eventual winning and learning.
How committed are you in all areas of your life? Are you considering throwing in the towel? Have you experienced 'more than you can handle' in some aspect of life? It comes with the territory. Believe me - I've been there and I know.
But you have a choice. You can look down and see the mud or look up and see the sun. You can give up, quit and try and move on, or you can draw a line in the sand saying: "this is where I make my stand." Just think of how many opportunities are missed because people quit one day, week, month or even one year too soon.
Don't let it happen to you. Commit, go for it, never give up, believe in your dreams, future and life. Just say - YES I CAN and YES I WILL.
In His Service, Tim